Since we started using hypnosis for
childbirth, the media's interest has been
very encouraging. Here is an overview of
what has happened since the launching of
my first web site in january 2005
March 2005 : Bilingual
conference on the benefits of modern
hypnosis at the Anna-Laberge hospital in
Chateauguay, Canada.Guest speaker Steve G.
March 17th 2005 :
Participation in the French program
Deux filles le matin to talk
about hypnosis for childbirth.
June 2005 : Bilingual
conference on the benefits of modern
hypnosis and preview of hypnosis program
for childbirth. Anna-Laberge hospital,
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June 2005 : Beginning of
collaboration with French web site on maternity
www.mamanpourlavie.com with first article on
Steptococcus B in pregnancy. http://www.mamanpourlavie.com/fr/conseils/statique/conseils_32.html
August 2005 : Contribution to
article on alternative positions during birth in
the magazine Enfants Québec. Ref: LOUIS,
Sylvie. "Quelle position choisir pour accoucher?",
Le Magazine Enfants Québec, Vol 18 no 1,
août-septembre 2005, p. 26.
September 2005: Television
program on hypnosis on Jeux de
October 14th 2005: Presentation
of hypnosis for childbirth program
Hypno-Beginning© at Anna-Laberge hospital,
In June 2007, on Yahoo Ask, I posed the
- Do you feel like childbirth is
overmedicalized today? With the increasing cesarean
rates, epidurals and all, do you feel like
childbirth is unecessairily
... and here are the
I don't know .. But I'm getting the
Yes and sometimes I want to punch my doctor
square in his face, I already told him I dont want
anymore stupid blood tests, I just want pregnancy
to take its course, how GOD intended it!
I think there is a lot of unnecessary
It is cruel to deny anyone pain relief while
in labor. That is comparable to denying someone
pain relief while in surgery or for a broken
Yes its very over medicalized! Ve had 2 babies
and one on the way each were with midwives and
totally natural. I plan on having them all this
So are vaccinations! They cause more harm
than good from what I've been reading. If anyone
wants to check it out for themselves, check out the
book: VACCINATIONS- TRAGEDY AND DECEPTION,
by Michael Dye.
I don't like the idea of being able to have a
cesarean because you don't want to go through child
birth. It's fine for medical reasons, but I think
child birth is a natural thing and it happens that
way for a reason. Who knows what damage you could
cause by having an unnecessary cesarean! I hear it
can cause scaring in the uterus that can affect
your chances of conceiving a second time.
I agree. I just had my second child via
c-section, just like her older sis. A nurse told me
that since they started watching the fetal heart
monitor more and more, the number of c-sections
have risen. My first daughter was squeezing her
cord causing her heart beat to drop. Second one was
pulling cord from placenta. If there is distress, I
can understand c-sections....but I could not have
handled labor without some sort of pain medication.
Maybe I'm a wimp....but I would not have minded
natural birth if I had been given a choice(but it
might have prevented me from having any more
Yes and No!
Yes I think scheduling a C-section so you
won't have a natural childbirth is unnecessary and
should not be allowed or at least have it as an
elective surgery that is covered at a lower rate
than regular childbirth.
No, I do not think the use of an epidural is
anything to be ashamed of. I personally used one
and have not qualms about it. I went as long as I
could, and in the end I had a 10 lbs. 8 oz. baby
along with a 4th degree tear. I was glad that I had
the epidural on board and I would do it again if
the next one was going to be just as big.
- Re: Answerer 1: "I don't know .. but I'm
getting the epidural!"
Yes, I do think so, and I'm also inclined to
believe it's got as much to do with bimbos as it
has to lazy OBs and over-eager lawyers. I hope she
enjoys her episiotomy and litany of iatrogenic
and more to come!